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Protea Boekhuis

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Intrigue, Corruption and Double-crossing on the Witwatersrand in TV Bulpin’s Storm over the Transvaal

Storm over the TransvaalProtea Boekhuis presents Storm over the Transvaal by TV Bulpin:

This book tells the dramatic story of the Transvaal from 1884 until 1900 – a period which covers a singularly lurid stretch of South Africa’s past. In his remarkably engaging style of writing, Bulpin transports readers back to the rugged Transvaal where gold seemed to be the centre of all things. It was a time of adventure in which any man could strike it lucky, or die alone with little else than disappointment as company. The remarkable story of the Witwatersrand provides an often hilarious background to a history of events so important, that they are still of vital interest to every South African today. All the fantastic intrigue, corruption and double-crossing which led to the grim climax of the Anglo-Boer War is described with a wealth of detail and anecdote.

About the author

Thomas Victor Bulpin (1918–1999) was a writer about African big game hunters, South African travel and history. He was a well-known and very prolific travel writer – he wrote 29 books and thousands of pamphlets and features on southern Africa for magazines and newspapers. An inveterate traveller, he was the author of classics such as Islands in a Forgotten Sea, The Ivory Trail, Natal and the Zulu Country, The Hunter is Death and the Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa.

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